GÉANT’s IaaS Framework is delivering concrete benefits to NRENs and institutions. This presentation will review some of the challenges to cloud deployments and the benefits of the GÉANT IaaS Framework. A key element within this presentation will be the delivery of a case study within Ireland for a customer, QQI who transitioned to the GÉANT Framework in June 2017 and has achieved significant benefits and cost savings. The presentation will be delivered by representatives from Microsoft, HEAnet (Irish NREN) and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). We propose to cover the following key topics as part of the presentation; Cloud journey, The role of the GÉANT IaaS Framework, Mitigating Risks, Lessons Learned, Customer Experience, NREN support and summary. The presentation will also allow ample time for engagement with all speakers.